Kawasaki Versys wins prestigious
1st December 2008
Reflecting the phenomenal growth of interest in the
versatility of “all-rounder” motorcycles,
the award for best machine in its class for 2008 has
been presented to the Kawasaki Versys by Motor Cycle
With a name that is intended to promote its versatility,
the All Rounder “Machine of the Year”
is a 650cc twin cylinder contemporary styled machine
with an upright riding position and distinctive looks.
Created to conquer city streets in style during the
urban commute, and yet provide fun and involving riding
on weekend roads, Versys owners say the machine has
the essential combination of manoeuvrability, style
and fuel economy to make it the outstanding all rounder
in its field – and now the judging panel of
the world’s largest bikers’ publication
“Mid capacity motorcycles that answer a variety
of rider needs are now rapidly increasing in popularity,
and this class is one that is targeted by many major
manufacturers.” commented Kawasaki’s Sales
and Marketing Manager, Michael Johnstone. “In
the current climate many people require a machine
that is big on fun but small in terms of running costs.
The Versys proves that a true all-rounder, that ticks
all the boxes many riders require, is available for
a very reasonable budget”
KMUK’s Branch Manager, Howard Dale, added that
the standard machine is to be joined by a new touring
version in the UK for 2009.
“Such is the growing popularity of the Versys
among those that want to go further afield, as well
as daily commuting, we have created a new touring
addition to the Versys family. This 2009 model includes
colour coded detachable panniers as standard as well
as an adjustable blade angle screen and crash protectors.
Along with the standard machine, and models offering
ABS braking, we feel there is now a Versys all rounder
for every rider and every riding situation”.